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Now playing in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater at the Fleet Science Center.

Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it's more extreme and complex than ever. National Geographic's Extreme Weather takes us to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires and directly in the path of deadly tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections that can help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

  • Travel to Alaska, to the splash zone at the face of Dawes Glacier, aboard a boat custom-designed to get as close as possible to the calving ice. 
  • Race across the farm roads of the Heartland to place pods of sensors inside a tornado.
  • Battle infernos with firefighters in California.
  • And ... find out how all of these phenomena are related.

Your guides are National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Erin Pettit, scientist Justin Walker and the brave men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. 

Extreme Weather is directed and filmed by Sean Casey, star of Discovery Channel’s hit television series Storm Chasers and the director of the IMAX film Tornado Alley. Extreme Weather showcases breathtaking cinematography, reflecting Casey’s lifelong immersion in the world of giant-screen nature documentaries. “I've always had a fascination with weather,” says Casey. “We wanted to go into the field and capture incredible imagery. The 150-foot flames, the 400-foot wall of ice falling, the tornadoes—there's a majesty to all of that. The way I see it, Extreme Weather lives at the crossroads of beauty and destruction.” 

Narrated by Emmy Award®-winning actor Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,” “Six Feet Under”).

The Fleet is pleased to offer the Rear Window closed-captioning system. When you purchase your ticket, tell the guest services associate that you would like to use the closed-caption service. The service is complimentary, and it is accessible in the upper-right seating area of the theater.

Assistive listening devices increase the intelligibility of theater presentations by enhancing the narration and dialogue and lowering music and sound effects. Ask for a complimentary headset at the Ticket Counter.